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MIA: The Black Men Who Ought to Have Shown Up for Donna Edwards

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Posted at Apr 26, 2016 5:03 PM By Michelle D. Bernard Before the fractious Maryland Democratic primary battle between Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen ended in defeat for Edwards on Tuesday night, it laid bare the depth of America’s problems with race and gender. If Edwards had been a white male, the campaign would have […]

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Sharanda Jones, the 2016 Presidential Contenders & the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act,

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 Michelle Bernard, Howard Fineman, and  Michael Tomasky tell Chris Matthews something he doesn’t know, including the fight for African American voters, former President Bill Clinton and the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and the case of Sharanda Jones, the woman behind Inmate #331767-077. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  February […]

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White Feminists Attack Beyonce For Being Left Out Of “Formation”

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White feminists feel the artist’s Super Bowl 2016 performance created a dividing line in their movement.  Michelle Bernard, Republican strategist Andrew Lee, and The Washington Post’s David Swerdlick join New One Now’s Roland Martin to discuss. VIDEO HERE See also The Chicago Defender Air Date:  February 10, 2016

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The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Closing Arguments before the Iowa Caucuses

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So just what are the final sales pitches for these presidential candidates? And what could bring this fight down to the wire Monday night? Michelle Bernard, Jonathan Allen and Mollie Hemingway make up the Hardball Roundtable. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  January 29, 2016

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Black Voters Could Make Difference In Election

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A large turnout of black voters could make the difference when it comes to the upcoming presidential election.  Michelle D. Bernard joins Hearst Television’s Matter of Fact with Fernando Espuelas to discuss. VIDEO HERE Air Date:  January 15, 2016

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Is Donald Trump Right: Is Bill Clinton’s Sexual History “Fair Game”

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By calling Donald Trump sexist, has Hillary Clinton opened the door, allowing  presidential candidates to discuss Bill Clinton’s sexual history during the campaign process? Independent political analyst Michelle Bernard, Bob Beckel and Matt Lewis join CNN’s Smerconish to discuss. TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO HERE Air Date:  January 2, 2016

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Presidential Politics: Trump Supporters and Race

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A Civis Analytics study shows where Republican voters must prefer Donald Trump —Appalachia,  the South, and the industrial North.  Incidentally, “this geographic pattern is similar to a map of tendency toward racism by region according to measures like the prevalence of Google searches for racial slurs and racist jokes, or scores on implicit association tests.” […]

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Outsiders Trounce GOP Establishment In Polls: Is Hillary Clinton an Outsider because She Is A Woman?

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What are voters looking for heading into 2016?  Does being a woman and the Democratic front runner make Hillary Clinton an outsider? Michelle Bernard, Stephen Hess, and David Corn join the Hardball Roundtable to discuss what to look for in 2016 politics. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  December 23, 2015

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Millennial Women Debate the Gender Factor in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Bid

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On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton is hammering home that if she wins the 2016 presidential election, she would be the first woman  in U.S. history to do so.  The historical significance of her bid may not be of paramount importance to millennial women. The New York Times notes that “As her chances of becoming […]

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